URBAN CYCLING 101 Cycling Skills Course | Ecology Action Centre

URBAN CYCLING 101 Cycling Skills Course

Sponsored by Halifax Cycles

The Halifax Cycling Coalition has partnered with Making Tracks to continue offering the popular Urban Cycling courses both in Halifax and Dartmouth. The course is 4-5 hours in length starting at 9 a.m. (10 a.m. if at Alderney Gate Public Library) and covers the basics of riding on city streets. Classes are capped at 6 participants to ensure a comprehensive learning experience for everyone.

Do you know where to ride in an intersection? If you are allowed to pass cars on the right? How to avoid getting doored?

We answer all of these questions and more in our Intro to Urban Cycling Course! This is a fun cycling course designed for people who want to expand on their knowledge, learn new skills, and gain the confidence to ride a bike in the city.

About the course:

  • In-class session on rules of the road
  • On-bike riding skills practice
  • Learn rules of the road, tips for commuting by bike, and on-road skills
  • Take-home cycling resources
  • Expert training and advice from an instructor

Please contact us if you would like to rent a bicycle for the course. Rental bikes are available for a fee, please select the relevant response during registration to ensure that a bike will be available for you.

For a bit of extra fun Halifax Cycles will be sponsoring the courses with some prizes. Be prepared to have a great time, learn lots of new skills, and gain confidence cycling out on the streets! Please complete the form below to register! 

Dates for the summer include:

  • June 15th
  • July 13th
  • July 27th 
  • August 24th  (class is full)
  • September 7th (cancelled due to weather)
  • September 14th
  • September 21st

Please note: Participants must have or rent a bicycle in good working order to participate.  Your bicycle must be tuned have working brakes and be safe to ride. All participants must also have bell and certified helmet to participate.

Cancellation Policy: Once payment has been received, if a registered participant wishes to cancel or transfer to another date, they must notify the organizers before midnight on the Monday prior to the selected session. There will be no refund if the organizers are notified after this time, or if the participant fails to attend their selected session.

Registration for each event ends at midnight on the Monday prior.



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Contact Information

No problem! Please contact Halifax Cycles at 902-407-4222 to arrange a bike and/or helmet rental.

Great! Please ensure your bicycle is in safe working order (recently tuned with good working brakes and a bell) before the course date. If your bike or helmet is not in safe working order, you will be unable to participate.

Woodlawn Branch Library

Address: 31 Eisener Blvd, Dartmouth, NS B2W 0J1

The Bridge

Address: 5553 Bloomfield St, Halifax, NS B3K 1S7

The Ecology Action Centre

Address: 2705 Fern Lane, Halifax